This colour photograph is of the Australian Wild Flower, the “Nulla Nulla”, Ptilotus Exaitatus.
The species is endemic to much of mainland Australia.
This robust perennial or ephemeral herb typically grows to a height of 1 metre (3.3 ft) tall4 but in a good season can grow to 1.5 m (4.9 ft) tall and in poor years it may be only reach a few centimetres in height. There is a basal rosette of spathulate-oblanceolate smooth leaves up to 10 cm long, the stem leaves being shorter. The flower spikes are up to 10 cm long and 4 cm across with loosely hairy flowers. The species is widespread from the North-West coast of Australia east into the Northern Territory, New South Wales, Queensland and south-east to the eastern agricultural districts, Norseman and into South Australia.
Location: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Photographer: Robert Caddy